Aviva has launched a specialist protection team to offer a tailored service for protection cases with high levels of cover and large premiums.
Aegon UK is proposing to make the role of protection distribution director redundant and has announced the exit of its head of protection proposition as part of wide-ranging changes to its protection unit.
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Sesame Bankhall Group (SBG) has added several group protection products to its restricted advice proposition.
Aviva has signed an exclusive three-year deal with the Lighthouse Group to provide life protection products through its national adviser division, Lighthouse Financial Advice (LFA).
The Income Protection Task Force (IPTF) has said it is "delighted" by the recent publication of income protection (IP) claims statistics by insurance companies, and argued the move would boost consumer confidence in the market.
Legal & General (L&G) has seen a marked decline in lapsed policies across its protection product channels, which it partly put down to an ‘early warning system' it rolled out to advisers in 2006.
Advisers and providers reiterated the "catastrophe" that would befall the advice sector if the incoming Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) read across a ban on commission in the retail investment market to protection.
From 21 December insurance companies will not be able to use gender as a factor on pricing policies, such as annuities. Jenna Towler finds out what action should be taken before the deadline.
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